Club Races (2021 calendar)

Note – This is a provisional calendar only. There may be revisions, an advanced entry system and limits on the number of competitors, depending on government and Cycling Ulster restrictions. 

Please note – you must enter in advance for club races, and entry closes at 6pm on the previous evening.

Ards Cycling Club organises a full programme of club races for its members from April through to September. Time trials, where riders race individually against the clock, are a great introduction into the world of bike racing. When you get fitter, and more comfortable riding in a group, then you might want to try our club road races as well.

Most races take place on Tuesday evenings – the full draft 2021 calendar is listed below. Links to the courses, and the results, are on the calendar. Various trophies are awarded annually for competition in club races. Click here for more details of these. We’ll try to keep an up-to-date list of leaders in the results pages against each race. Finally, we award medals for riders reaching certain standard times in time trials. For a list of the standard times for each age group, click here.

2021 Club Calendar

Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
5 Mile TT 30 March, 6:30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  Cancelled 
10K Straight In TT 6 April, 6:30pm Greyabbey 10km  Cancelled
10 Mile TT 13 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  Cancelled
5 Mile TT 20 April, 7pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles Cancelled 
10 Mile TT 27 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
5 Mile TT 4 May, 7pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  here
10 mile TT 11 May, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
10k Straight in TT 18 May, 7pm Greyabbey 10 km  here
10k Straight in TT 25 May, 7pm Greyabbey 10 km  here
Tour of Ards 29 May, 11am tbc tbc Cancelled
Road Race 1 June, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  here
Magreechan Cup 8 June, 7pm Millisle – Ballyhalbert 16.6 miles  here
Club Run 15 June, 6.45pm Newtownards tbc
Town Centre Races 16 June, 7pm Kirkistown Various  here
Hill Climb 22 June, 7pm Scrabo carpark 1.75 miles  here
2-up 10K Straight In TT 29 June, 7pm Greyabbey 10km  here
25 mile TT 6 July, 7pm Millisle 25 miles  here
Road Race 13 July, 7pm Orlock 25 miles  here
10 Mile TT 20 July, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Road Race 27 July, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  here
10K Straight In TT 3 August 7pm Greyabbey 10 km  here
Trail Quest 10 August, 6.30pm Eden Pottery (tbc) 90 minutes  here
Champ Of Champs TT 15 August, 9.00am Saltwater Brig Course 25 miles  here
Road Race 17 August, 7pm Ballygowan 26 miles  here
5 Mile TT 24 August, 6:30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  here
Hill Climb 31 Aug, 6:30pm Bradshaw’s Brae 1 mile  here
Tour of Strangford 12 Sept, 8.30am – 9.30am Londonderry Park, Portaferry Road, N’Ards 50/80 miles  here
 10 mile TT  25 Dec, 10am  Portaferry Road  10 miles  here

For calendars and results from previous years, click here.